Heleen

Vangeel

senior associate (lawyer)
Brussel & Maastricht - Airport

T: +31 88 17 17 0 17 | +32 (0)231 339 35
E: heleen.vangeel@lexquire.nl

Heleen Vangeel obtained her bachelor and master degrees at the Catholic University of Leuven with a specialization in economic law. In 2016 she started her apprenticeship as a lawyer at the Brussels Bar. After a few years, she decided to change course and was admitted to the master’s programme in Dutch law at Maastricht University, which she completed in 2021.

As of September 2021, Heleen is working for LexQuire and is once again a lawyer at the Brussels Bar. In addition, she has been registered as an EU lawyer in the Netherlands which allows her to handle Dutch cases as well.

Heleen has a broad knowledge of general contract and liability law with a focus on construction law, commercial law and insurance law. She has extensive litigation experience and is a passionate pleader. In 2018, she had the opportunity to represent the Brussels Bar in the regional moot court competition ‘Het Vlaamse Pleitjuweel’ and obtained a nice second place.

Heleen follow the Grotius specialisation course ‘Real Estate’ at Radboud University. Various legal topics such as construction law, procurement law, project development, purchase and delivery of real estate, mortgages, easements, etc. are extensively discussed.

Languages

  • Dutch
  • French
  • English
  • Drafting of an exclusive supply agreement for a large construction company
  • Checking and supplementing general terms and conditions for building contracts
  • Advising on the new Act on Quality Assurance for Construction
  • Representing a director in proceedings concerning director’s liability and fraudulent preference
  • Initiating proceedings against a large Dutch bank regarding the breach of its duty of care

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws in Belgian Law at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Master of Laws in Belgian Law at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Master of Laws in Dutch Law at the University of Maastricht
  • Grotius Academy specialisation Onroerend Goed

Associations and Memberships

  • Working as a Belgian lawyer at the Brussels bar since the 1st of October 2016
  • Registered as EU-lawyer (EU-Advocaat) with the Dutch bar association (NOvA)

Heleen has registered the following main (and sub) areas of law in the register of legal areas of the Dutch Bar Association:

  • Real estate law

On the basis of this registration, Heleen is obliged to obtain ten training points in each registered main area of law every year in accordance with the standards of the Dutch Bar Association (NOvA).